I am extremely happy with this teapot. Not only is it beautiful (my 13 yr. old son, who never comment on the looks of anything, oohed and ahhhed over it), but it is obviously well made and is the perfect size. Though it looks rather small, It can hold four 8 oz cups of tea and keep it nice and hot for 45+ minutes. The teapot has the bamboo decoration on one side and the other side has beautiful tree blossoms and branches. The backside has a tree with fan shaped needles. It really is lovely. I also purchased the matching teacups and saucers and they, too, have the bamboo and blossoms designs. I am glad I clicked and was able to find these items, as I was seriously looking at purchasing a smaller set on the main page. The larger set makes more sense, as my family members are now wanting tea each time I make a pot! I will be purchasing a tea warmer in the future. It's also nice that the company allows you to select a tea sample when you purchase.